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UFO star to appear at San Diego Comic Convention

by on Jun.30, 2004, under Conventions

A. Taylor writes
Antonia Ellis, Lt. Joan Harrington in Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s UFO, will appear at the FAB Gear booth at the San Diego Comic Con International. The event takes place at the San Diego Convention Center, Booth #816, July 21st- 25th, 2004 San Diego, California.”
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“Join FAB Gear in San Diego this Summer to meet UFO star Antonia Ellis at the San Diego Comic Con International on Saturday and Sunday, July 24th and 25th. Antonia will be greeting fans and signing autographs in the FAB Gear booth at designated times both days. This will be Ellis’s first convention appearance.
Antonia Ellis portrayed S.H.A.D.O. Moonbase Space Tracker Lt. Joan Harrington in 13 episodes of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s 1970 television show UFO. She also originated the role of Roxie Hart in the London West End production of “Chicago”, and appeared in Ken Russell’s film “The Boyfriend” and Blake Edwards’ “10”.
Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s TV series “UFO” ran for a single season in 1970, but is well remembered by sci-fi fans. The British show depicted the secret war waged to save the Earth and its inhabitants from Alien invasion and starred Ed Bishop, Micheal Billington, George Sewell and Wanda Ventham. An updated version of “UFO” is currently in development at Trilogy Entertainment for the Fall 2004 season.
The UFO Series Home Page is also sponsoring an exclusive gathering with Antonia Ellis on Saturday, July 24th. For details on this very special meeting with Antonia for true UFO fans, go to the UFO Series Home page at
Antonia will give an hour long talk at the convention on Saturday, July 24th at 11:00 A.M. in Room 1A at the Convention Center. She will be signing autographs afterwards at the FAB Gear booth, as well as later in the day Saturday and on Sunday the 25th.
The San Diego Comic Con International is the largest media oriented fan convention in the United States. Last year 70,000 people made their way to the San Diego Convention center for the show. For more info, go to
FAB Gear is the North American Headquarters for fans of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s imaginative television shows which include “UFO”, “Space: 1999”, “Thunderbirds”, “Supercar”, “Fireball XL5”, and “Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.” FAB Gear sells toys, books and merchandise based on all the Anderson’s programs and maintains message boards for fans. More information can be found on their website at”

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